15.122 Cfps: FGMOL '01; TSD 2001; ESSLLI 2001; LREC2002 (fwd)

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      [1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (127)
            Subject: CFP: FGMOL '01

      [2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (127)
            Subject: CFP: TSD 2001

      [3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (142)
            Subject: ESSLLI 2001

      [4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (331)
            Subject: LREC2002: First Announcement and Call for Papers

            Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 16:16:57 -0500 (EST)
            From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
            Subject: CFP: FGMOL '01

    >> From: oehrle@linc.cis.upenn.edu


    Friday morning (9.00) August 10--Sunday afternoon (17.50) August 12, 2001
                             in conjunction with the
                European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information
                                  (ESSLLI XIII)


                                  AIMS & SCOPE

    FGMOL'01 will provide a forum for the presentation of new and original
    research on formal grammar and mathematical aspects of language,
    especially with regard to the application of formal methods to natural
    language analysis. Themes of interest include, but are not limited to:

      * formal and computational syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and phonology;
      * model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics;
      * constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to grammar;
      * foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar;
      * mathematical properties of linguistic frameworks;
      * theories and models of natural language processing and generation;
      * parsing theory;
      * statistical and quantitative models of language.


                              PRACTICAL INFORMATION

    Conference Description and Program:


    Registration and Accommodation via ESSLLI:


    Registration fee: 50 euros.




                               INVITED LECTURES

    Friday, August 10, 14.00-15.00:

                Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania)
            Some issues concerning strong generative capacity

    Saturday, August 11, 14.00-15.00:

                     Jaakko Hintikka (Boston University)
                  Negation in logic and in natural language


    Sunday, August 12, 14.00-17.50:


                         Model-Theoretic Syntax

    Geoffrey Pullum (Santa Cruz)
            Formal grammar without formal languages:
            the surprisingly radical implications of model-theoretic syntax

    Patrick Blackburn (INRIA)
            Why model-theoretic syntax?

    James Rogers (Earlham)
            A hierarchy of degrees of constituency

    Uwe Moennich (Tuebingen)
            A model-theoretic description of TAGs


                               CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

    Carlos Areces (Amsterdam), Raffaella Bernardi and Michael Moortgat (Utrecht)
            Galois Connections in Categorial Type Logic

    Gilad Ben-Avi and Yoad Winter (Technion)
            A Characterization of Monotonicity with Collective Quantifiers

    Pierre Boullier (INRIA)
            From Contextual Grammars to Range Concatenation Grammars

    Lukasz Debowski (Polish Academy of Sciences)
            A Revision of Coding Theory for Learning from Language

    Philippe de Groote & Guillaume Bonfante (LORIA)
            Stochastic Categorial Grammars

    Denys Duchier (Saarbruecken)
            Lexicalized Syntax and Topology for Non-projective Dependency Grammar

    Annie Foret (INRIA)
            The emptiness of intersection problem for k-valued categorial
            grammars (classical and Lambek) is undecidable.

    Sean A. Fulop (Chicago)
            Learnability of type-logical grammars

    Kim Gerdes (Paris)
            TAG and Topology: Problems and Proposals for German

    Masami Ito (Kyoto), Carlos Martin-Vide (Tarragona),
    and Victor Mitrana (Bucharest)
            Chomsky-Schutzenberger Type Characterizations
            of Poly-Slender and Parikh Slender Context-Free Languages

    Stephan Kepser (Tuebingen)
            On the Complexity of RSRL

    Matthias Trautner Kromann (Copenhagen)
            Local optimality parsing in Discontinuous Grammar

    Yves Lepage (ATR)
            Analogies and formal languages

    Arthur Merin (Stuttgart)
            The Measure of All Things

    Jens Michaelis (Potsdam)
            Observations on Strict Derivational Minimalism

    Stefan Mueller (DFKI)
            An HPSG Analysis of German Depictive Secondary Predicates

    Anne Neville and Patrizia Paggio (Copenhagen)
            Developing a Danish grammar in the GRASP project:
            A construction-based approach to topology and extraction

    Rainer Osswald (Hagen)
            Classifying Classification

    Adi Palm (Passau)
            Model-theoretic Syntax and Parsing:
            An Application to Temporal Logic

    Gerald Penn (Toronto)
            A Graph-Theoretic Approach to Polynomial-Time
            Recognition with the Lambek Calculus

    Wiebke Petersen (Duesseldorf)
            A Set-Theoretical Approach for the Induction of
            Inheritance Hierarchies

    Carl Pollard (Ohio State)
            Higher-Order Grammar

    Frank Richter and Manfred Sailer (Tuebingen)
            Polish Negation and Lexical Resource Semantics

    Balder ten Cate (Amsterdam)
            The dynamics of information exchange dialogues


                           PROGRAM COMMITTEE

    Anne Abeill'e (Paris) Patrick Blackburn (INRIA)
    Gosse Bouma (Groningen) Mary Dalrymple (Xerox Parc)
    Elisabet Engdahl (Gotenborg) Nissim Francez (Haifa)
    Thilo Goetz (IBM) David Johnson (IBM)
    Mark Johnson (Brown) Gerhard Jaeger (Utrecht)
    Aravind Joshi (UPenn) Ruth Kempson (London)
    Alain Lecomte (LORIA) Uwe Moennich (Tuebingen)
    Michael Moortgat (Utrecht) Mark-Jan Nederhof (Groningen)
    Owen Rambow (Cogentex) James Rogers (Earlham)
                       Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)


                         ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

    Geert-Jan Kruijff (Saarbruecken)
    Larry Moss (Indiana)
    Dick Oehrle (Oakland)

            Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 16:19:00 -0500 (EST)
            From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
            Subject: CFP: TSD 2001

    >> From: TSD 2001 Conference <tsd2001@kiv.zcu.cz>

                  An International Conference on Text,
                     Speech and Dialog (TSD 2001)

                         September 10-13, 2001

                         Plzen, Czech Republic


                 C A L L F O R P A R T I C I P A T I O N


    TSD 2001 will be an international conference on Text, Speech and
    Dialogue. The TSD2001 Conference continues the tradition of annual
    international workshops devoted to the natural language processing
    (corpora, texts and transcription; speech analysis, recognition
    and synthesis; their intertwinnig within NL dialogue systems),started
    by the SQEL Workshop in 1997.

    text corpora and tagging; transcription problems in spoken corpora;
    sense disambiguation; links between text and speech oriented systems;
    parsing issues, especially parsing problems in spoken texts;
    multilingual issues, especially multilingual dialog systems;
    information retrieval and text/topic summarization; speech modeling;
    speech segmentation; speech recognition; text-to-speech synthesis;
    speech and motions; dialog systems; development of dialog strategies;
    assistive technologies based on speech and dialog; applied systems
    and software.

    - E. NOETH and W. ECKERT (University of Erlangen-Nuermberg, Germany):
      Spoken Dialogue Systems

    - I. KOPECEK, R.BATUSEK, P.GAURA, P. NYGRYN (Masaryk University, Brno,
                                                 Czech Rep.)
      Dialogue systems for Impaired People

    - T. HARISSIS (Systema Informatics, S.A., Athens, Greece)
      Force Feedback Haptic Devices

    - N. BRAUN (ZGDV e. V., Darmstadt, Germany)
      Modeling of Conversational User Interface


    - FREDERICK JELINEK (Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, USA):
      The Spreading USE of Grammer in Language Modeling

    - HYNEK HERMANSKY (Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland, USA):

      Recognition of Speech from Temporal Patterns of Frequency
      Localized Spectral Energy

    - EVA HAJICOVA et al (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic):
      The Current Status of the Prague Dependency Treebank

    - FRANTISEK CERMAK (Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep.):
      Language Corpora: The Czech Case

    - ELMAR NOETH et al (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany):
      Research Issues for the Next Generation Spoken Dialogue
      Systems Revisited

    - ENEKO AGIRRE (University of the Basque, Domstia, Spain):
      Knowledge Sources for Word Sense Disambiguation

    - TARAS K. VINTSIUK (NAS Institute of Cybernetics & UNESCO/IIP
      International Research-Training Centre for Information Technologies
      and Systems, Kyjiv, Ukraine)

      Generative Phoneme-Threephone Model for ASR

    A complete list of accepted papers is on-line available at:

    The conference program will include tutorials, invited papers
    given by keynote speakers, oral presentations of accepted
    submissions of several kinds, short poster presentations and poster

    The conference will also include social events (welcome reception,
    conference banquet, bartender show) and trips to some of the most
    popular places in Sumava Mountains- Sumava National Park, Black
    and Devil's lake (12km hiking tour), the Laka lake (10 km hiking
    tour), bus-trip to the city of Klatovy and Klenova castle, and 20km
    hiking tour to Grosser Osser, Grosser Arber and Arbersee im
    Bayerischer Wald on the German side of the border.

    To obtain the more detailed program and to fill registration form
    check please the web page of the conference at:

    < http://www-kiv.zcu.cz/events/tsd2001/ >.
    Registration deadline: July 31, 2001.

    Registration fee
    * full participant - $220
    * student - $160

    The fee should be paid directly by bank transfer to:

    Komercni banka Plzen-mesto,
    Goethova 1,
    CZ-305 95 Plzen
    account number : 4811530257/0100
    purchase order : 5204/0003/00
    special ID code: your birth date in the form YYMMDD (year - month -
                     day), e.g. 550425
    account holder : University of West Bohemia, Univerzitni 8,
                     CZ - 306 14 Plzen
    stating: TSD 2001 and your name


    Conference Chair: FREDERICK JELINEK
    ----------------- Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, USA

    Conference Executive: HYNEK HERMANSKY
    --------------------- Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland, USA:

    International program committee:
       Frederick Jelinek, USA - general chair
       Hynek Hermansky, USA - executive chair

       Genevieve Baudoin, France
       Frantisek Cermak, Czech Rep.
       Attila Ferencz, Romania, South Korea
       Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep.
       Patrick Hanks, GB, USA
       Eduard Hovy, USA
       Adam Kilgariff, GB
       Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep.
       Steven Krauwer, Netherland
       Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep.
       Rosamund Moon, GB
       Elmar Noeth, Germany
       Karel Pala, Czech Rep.
       Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
       Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep.
       Josef Psutka, Czech Rep.
       E.G. Schukat-Tallamazini, Germany
       Pavel Skrelin, Russia
       Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
       Yorick Wilks, GB

    Organizing Committee < tsd2001@kiv.zcu.cz >
    Vaclav Matousek (chair), Helena Benesova, Kamil Ekstein,
    Jana Hesova, Svatava Kindlova, Jana Kleckova, Ivan Kopecek,
    Jana Krutisova, Josef Masek, Pavel Mautner, Roman Moucek,
    Jana Ocelikova, Karel Pala, Pavel Slavik, Petr Sojka
    Karel Tauser

            Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 16:20:43 -0500 (EST)
            From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
            Subject: ESSLLI 2001

    From: Ahti Pietarinen <ess_lli@cc.helsinki.fi>

                         CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

           **Registration possible until the start of the event**

       13th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
                               ESSLLI 2001

                          University of Helsinki
                            August 13-24, 2001



    The 13th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
    (ESSLLI'01) takes place at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland,
    during two weeks in August, from August 13 until 24.

    The ESSLLI Summer Schools are organised under the auspices of FoLLI
    (http://www.folli.uva.nl), the European Association for Logic, Language
    and Information.

    The main focus of the Summer School is the interface between linguistics,
    logic and computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses,
    workshops and special events cover a wide variety of topics within six
    areas of interest:

      * Logic
      * Language
      * Computation
      * Logic and Language
      * Logic and Computation
      * Language and Computation

    The number of courses offered is over 50. Previous summer schools have
    been highly successful, attracting around 500 students from Europe and
    elsewhere. The school has developed into an important meeting place and
    forum for discussion for students, researchers and IT professionals
    interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and
    Information. In addition to courses, workshops and evening lectures, there
    will be a Student Session and a social program.


    The full scientific program can be found at our home page


    Evening Lectures are given by

     * Edward L. Keenan "Spinoza Lecture" (UCLA)
     * Yannis Moschovakis "Vienna Circle Lecture" (UCLA)
     * Keith Devlin (Saint Mary's College, California)
     * Jaakko Hintikka (Boston & Helsinki)
     * Bonnie Webber (Edinburgh)

    "Twenty Years of Finite-State Methods", special event organised by Lauri
    Karttunen, Kimmo Koskenniemi and Gertjan van Noord.


      "Logic and Games" (Gabriel Sandu and Marc Pauly)

      "Information Structure, Discourse Structure and Discourse Semantics"
       (Ivana Kruijff-Korbayov=E1 and Mark Steedman)

      "Automata and Finite Model Theory"
       (Lauri Hella, Juhani Karhum=E4ki and Kerkko Luosto)

    Language and Logic:
      "Choice Functions and Natural Language Semantics"
       (Klaus von Heusinger, Ruth Kempson and Wilfried Meyer-Viol)

    Logic and Computation:
      "Coordination and Action"
       (Peter K=FChnlein, Alison Newlands and Hannes Rieser)

    Language and Computation:
      "Semantic Knowledge Acquisition and Categorisation"
       (Alessandro Lenci, Simonetta Montemagni and Vito Pirrelli)
      "Finite-State Methods in Natural Language Processing"
       (Lauri Karttunen, Kimmo Koskenniemi and Gertjan van Noord)
      "Mathematics of Language"
       (Larry Moss and Dick Oehrle)


    By plane to Helsinki airport and then a 35-minute nonstop coach or taxi
    service to the main railway station. From the railway station 5-minute walk
    to the university.

    A gateway between East and West, the city of Helsinki (population 1M) is
    the capital of Finland and one of the nine European Cities of Culture for
    the millennium. It is located at the south coast of Finland, within an
    easy reach from the main airports worldwide, or inside Europe by car or
    regular train services, or using the ferry services operating within the
    Baltic region.

    The scientific program of ESSLLI'01 will be held in the University Main
    Building, located on the University city campus at the centre of Helsinki.


    The accommodation organised by ESSLLI is fully booked now. Please go to
    http://www.helsinki.fi/esslli to try alternative options.


    Please go to http://www.helsinki.fi/esslli and complete the on-line
    registration form.


    The ESSLLI'01 grant scheme is closed now.


    In the weekend preceding ESSLLI, a "Finnish for Foreigners" language
    course is organised. During ESSLLI, there will be excursions and other
    social events. Helsinki Summer School (http://summerschool.helsinki.fi)
    offers special deals for ESSLLI participants who want to choose some
    of their courses and earn credits.


    The Association for the Mathematics of Language will stage its annual
    meeting (MoL7) in conjunction with ESSLLI, in the weekend preceding
    ESSLLI (August 10-12). The Formal Grammar Conference will be held in
    conjunction with the Mathematics of Language Conference. The registration
    fee is 50 euros.

    Conference Description and Program:



        Marcus Kracht=09 (Chair) <kracht@math.fu-berlin.de>
        Jouko V=E4=E4n=E4nen=09 (Logic)
        Bonnie Webber=09 (Language)
        Claude Kirchner=09 (Computation)
        Michael Moortgat=09 (Logic and Language)
        Steffen H=F6lldobler (Computation and Logic)
        Claire Gardent=09 (Language and Computation)


    Please visit ESSLLI'01 Home Page


    for updated information concerning the scientific program, registration fee=
    and procedures, grants, accommodation, satellite events, and other practica=
    information. For further enquiries concerning ESSLLI'01, please contact the
    Organising Committee at <esslli@helsinki.fi>, or write to

      ESSLLI 2001 Secretariat
      c/o Department of Philosophy
      P.O. Box 9
      FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

    ESSLLI'01 is organised by the Department of Philosophy (coordinator), the
    Department of Mathematics, the Department of General Linguistics, and the
    Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki.


        Gabriel Sandu=09(Chair, Philosophy)
        Jouko V=E4=E4n=E4nen=09(Mathematics)
        Fred Karlsson=09(General Linguistics)
        Ilkka Niiniluoto=09(Philosophy)
        Martti Tienari=09(Computer Science)
        Ahti Pietarinen=09(Philosophy, secretariat) <esslli@helsinki.fi>


            Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 16:25:26 -0500 (EST)
            From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
            Subject: LREC2002: First Announcement and Call for Papers

    From: Magali Duclaux <duclaux@elda.fr>

    First Announcement and Call for Papers

    Las Palmas, Canary Islands - Spain

    Main conference: 29-30-31 MAY 2002
    Workshops: 27-28 MAY and 1-2 JUNE 2002

    With support of TELEFONICA Foundation (of Spain)
    and support sought from the Commission of the EU
    and other institutions.

    The Third International Conference on Language
    Resources and Evaluation is organised by ELRA
    in cooperation with other Associations and Consortia,
    LDC, ONTOWEB, PAROLE, etc., and with major
    national and international organisations, including
    the Commission of the EU Information Society DG,
    DARPA, NSF, and the Japanese Project for International
    Co-ordination of East-Asian Spoken Language Resources
    and Evaluation. Co-operation with other organisations is
    currently being sought.


    In the framework of the Information Society, the pervasive
    character of Human Language Technologies (HLT) and
    their relevance to practically all the fields of Information
    Society Technologies (IST) has been widely recognised.

    Two issues are considered particularly relevant: the
    availability of language resources and the methods for
    the evaluation of resources, technologies, products and
    applications. Substantial mutual benefits can be expected
    from addressing these issues through international cooperation.

    The term language resources (LR) refers to sets of language
    data and descriptions in machine readable form, used e.g.
    for: building and evaluating natural language, speech and
    multimodal algorithms or systems, software localisation
    industries and language services, language enabled
    information and communication services, natural interactivity,
    knowledge management, electronic commerce, electronic
    publishing, language studies, subject-area specialists and end

    Examples of linguistic resources are written, spoken and
    multimodal corpora and lexica, grammars, terminology databases,
    multimedia databases, basic software tools for the acquisition,
    preparation, collection, management, customisation and use of
    these and other resources.

    The relevance of evaluation for Language Technologies is increasingly
    recognised. This involves assessment of the state-of-the-art for a
    given technology, measuring the progress achieved within a pro-
    gramme, comparing different approaches to a given problem
    and choosing the best solution, knowing its advantages and dis-
    advantages, assessment of the availability of technologies for a
    given application, product benchmarking, and assessment of sys-
    tem usability and user satisfaction.

    In the recent past, language engineering and research and development
    in language technologies have led to important advances in various
    aspects of written, spoken and multimodal language processing.
    Although the evaluation paradigm has been studied and used in
    large national and international programmes, including the US
    DARPA HLT programme, the EU HLT programme under FP5-IST,
    the Francophone AUF programme and others, particularly in the
    localisation industry (LISA and LRC), it is still subject to
    substantial unsolved basic research problems. The European 6th
    Framework program (FP6), planned for a start in 2003, includes
    multilingual and multisensorial communication as one of the
    major R&D issue, and the evaluation of technologies appears as a
    specific item in the Integrated Project instrument presentation.

    The aim of this Conference is to provide an overview of the=
    discuss problems and opportunities, exchange information regarding
    language resources, their applications, ongoing and planned activities,
    industrial use and requirements, discuss evaluation methodologies
    and demonstrate evaluation tools, explore possibilities and promote
    initiatives for international cooperation in the areas mentioned above.


    The following non-exhaustive list gives some examples of topics which
    could be addressed by papers submitted to the Conference:

    Issues in the design, construction and use of Language Resources (LR)
    =B7 Guidelines, standards, specifications, models and best practices=
    for LR
    =B7 Methods, tools, procedures for the acquisition, creation,=
             access, distribution, use of LR
    =B7 Organisational issues in the construction, distribution and use of=
    =B7 Legal aspects and problems in the construction, access and use of=
    =B7 Availability and use of generic vs. task/domain specific LR
    =B7 Methods for the extraction and acquisition of knowledge (e.g.=
             lexical information, language modelling) from LR
    =B7 Monolingual and multilingual LR
    =B7 Multimodal and multimedia LR
    =B7 Integration of various modalities in LR (speech, vision, language)
    =B7 Documentation and archiving of languages, including minority and
             endangered languages
    =B7 Ontological aspects of creation and use of LR
    =B7 LR for psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic research in=
    =B7 Exploitation of LR in different types of applications (information
             extraction, information retrieval, vocal and multisensorial=20
             translation, summarisation, www services, etc.)
    =B7 Industrial LR requirements and community's response
    =B7 Industrial production of LR
    =B7 Industrial use of LR
    =B7 Analysis of user needs for LR
    =B7 Internet-accessible metadata descriptions of LR
    =B7 Mechanisms of LR distribution and marketing
    =B7 Economics of LR

    Issues in Human Language Technologies evaluation
    =B7 Evaluation, validation, quality assurance of LR
    =B7 Benchmarking of systems and products; resources for
             benchmarking and evaluation
    =B7 Evaluation in written language processing (text retrieval,
             terminology extraction, message understanding, text
             alignment, machine translation, morphosyntactic tagging,
             parsing, semantic tagging, word sense disambiguation,
             text understanding, summarization, localization, etc.)
    =B7 Evaluation in spoken language processing (speech
             recognition and understanding, voice dictation, oral
             dialog, speech synthesis, speech coding, speaker and
             language recognition, spoken translation, etc.)
    =B7 Evaluation of document processing (document recognition,
             on-line and off-line machine and hand-written character=20
    recognition, etc.)
    =B7 Evaluation of (multimedia) document retrieval and search
             systems (including detection, indexing, filtering, alert, question
             answering, etc)
    =B7 Evaluation of multimodal systems
    =B7 Qualitative and perceptive evaluation
    =B7 Evaluation of products and applications, benchmarking
    =B7 Blackbox, glassbox and diagnostic evaluation of systems
    =B7 Situated evaluation of applications
    =B7 Evaluation methodologies, protocols and measures
    =B7 From evaluation to standardisation of LR

    General issues
    =B7 National and international activities and projects
    =B7 LR and the needs/opportunities of the emerging multimedia cultural
    =B7 Priorities, perspectives, strategies in the field of LR national=
             international policies
    =B7 Needs, possibilities, forms, initiatives of/for international=20
    =B7 Open architectures for LR


    The Scientific Program will include invited talks, presentations of
    oral papers, poster sessions, referenced demonstrations and panels.
    A special workshop will be organised on National Projects in LR
    and evaluation.


    Submitted abstracts of papers for oral and posters presentations
    should consist of about 800 words.

    Demonstrations of LR and related tools will be reviewed as well.
    Please send an outline of about 400 words. If a demo is connected to
    a paper, please attach the outline to the paper abstract.

    A limited number of panels and workshops is foreseen. Proposals
    are welcome and will be reviewed. For panels please send a brief
    description, including an outline of the intended structure (topic,
    organiser, panel moderator , tentative list of panelists). For workshops,
    see below.

    All submissions should include a separate title page, providing
    the following information: type of proposal (paper for oral presentation,
    paper for poster presentation, demo, paper plus demo, panel); the title
    to be printed in the programme of the Conference; names and
    affiliations of the authors or proposers; the full address of the first=
    (or a contact person), including phone, fax, email, URL; the required
    facilities for presentation (overhead projector, data display; other=
    platforms, communications); and 5 keywords.

    All submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee that will be
    announced within the second call.

    Electronic submission Electronic submission of abstracts
    should be in ASCII file format. This file should be sent to:
    lrec@ilc.pi.cnr.it Attn: Antonio Zampolli - LREC chairman
    Submission in hard copy You may also submit hard copies.
    Please send five hard copies to:
    Antonio Zampolli LREC Chairman
    Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR
    Area della Ricerca di Pisa,
    Via G. Moruzzi 1,
    56124 Pisa - ITALY

    Exhibits: An exhibit area will also be made available at
    LREC2002. This is open to companies and projects wishing
    to promote, present and demonstrate their language resources
    and evaluation products and prototypes to a wide range of experts
    and representatives from all over the world who will be participating
    at the conference. Please note that the exhibits of LR are different
    from system demonstrations. The exhibits will run in parallel with
    the Conference for 3 days and the exhibit hall will be located
    near the general conference rooms.
    For more information, please contact the ELDA office at:

    LREC98, in Granada, had 197 papers and posters presented,
    with about 510 registered participants from 38 different countries
    from all continents. Among these, the largest group came from
    Spain (81 participants), followed by France (75), USA (73), Germany (47),
    UK (43) and Italy (41). Registered participants belonged to over 325
    different organisations.
    LREC2000, in Athens, had 129 oral papers and 152 posters presented,
    with more than 600 participants from 51 different countries from all
    continents. Among these, the largest group came from Greece (117),
    followed by USA (70), France (59), Germany (45), UK (43), Japan (35)
    and Italy (29). Registered participants belonged to 319 different=20
    We anticipate a similar number of participants in LREC2002.
    We therefore expect the exhibits at LREC2002 to have a large audience.


    =B7 Submission of proposals for oral and poster papers, referenced=
                     panels and workshops: 20 NOVEMBER 2001
    =B7 Notification of acceptance of workshop and panel proposals: 10=20
    DECEMBER 2001
    =B7 Notification of acceptance of oral papers, posters, referenced=20
    demos: 2 FEBRUARY 2002
    =B7 Final versions for the Proceedings: 2 APRIL 2002
    =B7 Conference: 29-30-31 MAY 2002
    =B7 Pre Conference Workshops: 27-28 MAY 2002
    =B7 Post Conference Workshops: 1-2 JUNE 2002

    Conference Proceedings will include both oral and poster papers.

    Internet connections and various computer platforms and facilities
    will be available at the Conference site. In addition to referenced
    demos concerning LR and related tools, it will be possible to run
    unreferenced demos of language engineering products, systems
    and tools. Those interested should contact the organiser of the
    demonstrations (see details on www.lrec-conf.org).

    Pre-Conference Workshops will be organised on the 27 and
    28 of May 2002,and post-Conference Workshops on the 1
    and 2 of June 2002. Proposals for workshops should be sent to:
    Antonio Zampolli (see address above), be no longer than three pages
    and contain:
    =B7 A brief technical description of the specific technical issues=
             the workshop will address.
    =B7 The reasons why the workshop is of interest this time.
    =B7 The names, postal addresses, phone and fax numbers and email
             addresses of the Workshop Organising Committee, which should
             consist of at least three people knowledgeable in the field coming
             from different institutions.
    =B7 The name of the member of the Workshop Organising Committee
             designated as the contact person.
    =B7 A time schedule of the workshop and a preliminary agenda.
    =B7 A summary of the intended workshop Call for Participation.
    =B7 A list of audio-visual or technical requirements and any special=

    The workshop proposers will be responsible for the organisational aspects
    (e.g. Workshop Call preparation and distribution, review of papers,=20
    of acceptance, etc.). Further details will be sent to the proposers.
    Proceedings will be printed for each workshop.


    Consortia or projects wishing to take this opportunity for organising
    meetings, should contact the Conference Secretariat for assistance
    in arranging meeting facilities.


    Before 28 February 2002
    Standard 240EURO
    Participant from member
    organisations of ELRA 190=20
    Student 100 EURO

    After 28 February 2002
    Standard 280 EURO
    Participant from member
    organisations of ELRA 230 EURO
    Student 120 EURO

    On site
    Standard 300 EURO
    Participant from member
    organisations of ELRA 250 EURO
    Student 130 EURO

    The fees cover the following services: a copy of the proceedings,
    welcome reception, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and refreshments.

    The duration of a workshop can range from a half day to two full days.
    The participation fees for each half day will be:

    45 EURO for Conference participants
    70 EURO for the others

    The fees cover the following services: a copy of the proceedings of the
    attended workshop, coffee-breaks and refreshments.


    Nicoletta Calzolari, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa, Italy
    Khalid Choukri, ELRA, Paris, France
    Bente Maegaard, CST, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France
    Angel Martin Municio, President of the Real Academia de Ciencias, Madrid,=
    Daniel Tapias, TELEFONICA I+D, Madrid, Spain
    Antonio Zampolli, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa, Italy=20
    (Conference chair)


    Sture Allen, professor, former permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy,=
    Souguil Ann, Seoul National University, Korea
    Georges Carayannis, Institute for Language and Speech processing, Athens,=20
    Roberto Cencioni, Commission of the EU, Information Society DG, Luxembourg
    Zhiwei Feng , The State Language Commission of China, Beijing, China
    Hiroya Fujisaki, Science University of Tokyo, Japan
    Mark Maybury, MITRE Corporation, Boston, USA
    Bernard Quemada, Conseil Sup=E9rieur de la Langue Fran=E7aise, Paris, France
    Gary Strong, NSF, Washington D.C., USA
    Piet G.J. Van Sterkenburg, International Permanent Committee of Linguists,=
    Leiden, The Netherlands
    Giovanni Battista Varile, Commission of the EU, Information Society DG,=20
    Charles Wayne, DARPA, Washington D.C., USA

    The composition of the Local Committee as well as instructions
    and addresses for registration and accommodation will be detailed
    in the www.lrec-conf.org and will be announced in the Second Call for Papers
    to be issued at the end of July.


    For more information about ELRA (the European Language Resources
    Association), please contact:

    Khalid Choukri, ELRA CEO
    55-57 Rue Brillat-Savarin,
    75013 PARIS, FRANCE
    Tel: + 33 1 43 13 33 33 Fax: + 33 1 43 13 33 30
    E-mail: choukri@elda.fr
    Web: http://www.elda.fr/

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